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How To Offend Vegans And Not Really Apologize, By A United States Senator

"So sorry I offended so many vegans. In Missouri we raise pigs and cattle and chickens to eat them."

Posted on August 31, 2013, at 10:46 p.m. ET

So it was just a normal weekend for Senator Claire McCaskill and her 100,000 Twitter followers.

Then she decided to let the world know about her son's birthday! Awww.

And then this pig carcass appeared.

Then this:

And vegans online said:

Just a little upset.

@clairecmc All due respect Senator, that's extremely upsetting for some people to see. Maybe a warning: dead animal next time?

Jess

@JessCapB

@clairecmc All due respect Senator, that's extremely upsetting for some people to see. Maybe a warning: dead animal next time?

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"gross."

@clairecmc um, Senator, that's pretty gross.

Cynthia Dill

@dillesquire

@clairecmc um, Senator, that's pretty gross.

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"ummmm..."

.@clairecmc Yep, that's what happens when drop your apple, it rolls away, and your faithful pet pig dashes into traffic to bring it back.

Nicholas Mitchell

@puxxled

.@clairecmc Yep, that's what happens when drop your apple, it rolls away, and your faithful pet pig dashes into traffic to bring it back.

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The senator kind of apologized....(?)

Goodness gracious. So sorry I offended so many vegans. In Missouri we raise pigs and cattle and chickens to eat them.

Claire McCaskill

@clairecmc

Goodness gracious. So sorry I offended so many vegans. In Missouri we raise pigs and cattle and chickens to eat them.

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"..."

And the media says:

@clairecmc it's all good, vegans like being offended

Josh Barro

@jbarro

@clairecmc it's all good, vegans like being offended

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And some were offended for different reasons:

@clairecmc I found it extremely offensive that you did not invite me to eat that pig

Jesse Berney

@jesseberney

@clairecmc I found it extremely offensive that you did not invite me to eat that pig

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In the end, Senator McCaskill should have learned from her other Twitter-famous colleague that tweeting about dead animals is somewhat controversial:

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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